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149 Europe MSC Poesia Europe Cruise Reviews


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Torontomatt

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

If I could give this cruise a negative rating, I would ...

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If you want to be treated like a criminal, discriminated against and be at risk of burning to death on the open seas, MSC is the cruise line for you! My issues started even before the cruise. As a solo traveller, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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fhflea

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Americans on MSC in the Mediterranean

This ship seemed to have a primarily European clientele. However, being American was not a detriment. Every staff person that we approached for whatever reason, spoke English. All messages were announced in English ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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robo18

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

having done 23 other cruises this was the worst one,and one of the most expensive, tha cabin was very good,clean and comfortable,the public rooms were nice and good service,but thats were it stops,the 2 bars with ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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olgasera

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever!

We chose this cruise because we were told that the cruise was the same as all of the carnival cruises we have taken. They were not even close! My husband and I actually lost weight on this cruise because as it turns ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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PatBan

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Service!

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and because we wanted a European experience on our ship. We flew into Paris and spent 4 nights there, then flew to Rome and took the train to Civitavecchia where we ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Keith05

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again

Whilst the ship was very clean and nice cabins, other aspects destroyed our experience. The restaurant was appalling on all visits over the 11 days. As eating is a big part of cruising, it ruined our cruise. The ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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mitsy1416

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Elegant clean ship

We chose the MSC Poesia as the Itinerary and price influenced us. Copenhagen to Genoa in September 2019. Aurea Balcony Suite, inclusive Drinks Package,(the old one as we booked before the new drinks package ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Pipo64

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Too much advertising, always discounts, great offers, shops...

A friend of mine said that MSC offers good trips through Europa. So we booked a expensive cruise with almoust all the packages needed. We were surprised, that a lot of drinks are not included in our package. We ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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jonjohn61

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Treated as second class.

Our cruise began in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the pre boarding process my wife and I were asked where we were from by one of the MSC cruise line staff holding a clip board. We responded, "we are from Texas, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Bcconws

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

2nd time cruiser

Have done one previous Cruise on Carnival in the Caribbean. My review is thus going to be comparison to that one. Things I liked more about this cruise. They do less announcements as Carnival would be woken ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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dazoulay

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed

We have been on several MSC cruises in the past and have enjoyed them very much. But our recent Baltic cruise on the Poesia was disappointing. The food in the Lido was poorly prepared---too salty or dried out in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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lburchard

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable itinerary and experience

Our 3-generation family group of 6 enjoyed our weeklong Baltic cruise. We chose this sailing primarily for the combination of itinerary and cost and were not disappointed. We usually travel independently and found ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Langer Cat

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Terrible!

Terrible Food, Entertainment, Activities, Staff. The food was the worst we have ever experienced on a cruise. Poor selections, seemed like the same food was being recycled every night. Lots of bread and ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Mila10

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A very enjoyable experience

We (five adults) wanted to go to the Baltics and MSC Poesia was the best option for us since we were to visit 9 ports including a two day stay in St. Petersburg. First time on MSC. We left from Warnemunde, Germany ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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joeysmom220

2 Reviews Written

Probably won’t choose MSC again

We choose this cruise for the itinerary- 9 ports in 11 days including Saint Petersburg. A good sampling of the Baltic’s. The ship is beautiful, the cabin (11006) adequate, the staff mostly good. MSC in general ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Cher9090

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Average cruise

We enjoyed the places of Port the cruise took, our cabin had a balcony and it was a very nice room, the food was poor and so was the service very unfriendly staff, made the ship experience very unpleasant. Having ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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noni4200

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Terrible, just terrible

Embarked in Warnemunde, embarkation was fine. Went to the rooms, was room 10241,aft balcony. Large balcony however the engines shook so much, I couldn’t sleep half of the 10 nights. Then, the food. Half of it was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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TammyTraveler

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great ports, service and cabins

I would like to give my honest review of the Baltic cruise on the MSC Poesia. We started our cruise in Warnemunde. We spent the night before the cruise in Rostock, Germany. It was a nice town with a strip of shops ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jnc3

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, so-so ship

This was our fifth cruise, but our first with MSC. It was also our first cruise to the Mediterranean. Our time on the MSC Poesia (sailing out of Venice, Italy) was a different experience than we've had with U.S. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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msc dont do it

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Unpleasant Racist Staff

We have done Celebrity and P&O before. Enjoyed both of them. We took two cabins as our 4 children were joining us. food was OK. Dubrovnik, Venice , Mykanos were good destinations, Sarande not worth getting off ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Mattyo10

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Loved every minute of it......

I chose this particular cruise because of the ports of call, and no ‘at sea’ days. Booked well over a year in advance, I started reading reviews on many different sites and was becoming a little concerned but ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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wendywelch2

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

So impressed we've booked another

We chose MSC as it tends to be cheaper than other cruise lines. We have used another 2 company's previously and MSC were on a par with them. The food was excellent and staff friendly and helpful. Would defiantly ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Lisaandmikec

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not recommended for Brits

We booked this over a year before sailing. MSC would not let us bolt on a couple of days in Venice and the return flight home was too early to have an excursion, so sadly we did not get chance to go into Venice, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Walkersue

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Gastronomic Disaster!

We booked our first cruise with MSC (a party of 4) in August as we were drawn to the fact that there were no sea days and most of the ports looked appealing and were places we wanted to visit However I can honestly ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Ann56Northampton

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Loved every minute from beginning to end

I'm pleased that we didn't read some of the previous reviews because we may not have booked this and then we would have missed out on an amazing time. The ship was brilliant - we were on the all-inclusive drinks ...
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Sail Date September 2018


MSC Poesia Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.1
Dining4.03
Entertainment4.03.4
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.4
Family3.02.9
Enrichment3.02.9
Service4.03.5
Value For Money4.03.5
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